Heathrow posters do not speak for us

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - PETE WIL­LIAMS York Av­enue Hayes RA­JIV PRASAD Clas­son Close West Dray­ton SHIRLEY ROUS, Uxbridge

I SEE that, once again, Heathrow ex­pan­sion cam­paign co-or­di­na­tor Rob Gray is speak­ing for ‘us’,

Try­ing to con­vince us that growth for the ever ex­pand­ing lo­cal air­port is gain­ing sup­port.

My wife and my­self quite of­ten travel to towns in east Lon­don by train. We see large posters on the plat­forms, pro­pa­gan­dis­ing the lo­cals into be­liev­ing that the west Lon­don lo­cals near Heathrow are sup­port­ive of the scheme.

If Mr Rob Gray is so sure of his facts, how come I have never seen any of th­ese posters in the lo­cal area?

We are al­ready lum­bered with ‘low emis­sion zones’ on the ap­proaches to the air­port, in a at­tempt to keep the emis­sions low enough to avoid EU fines.

So why is Mr Gray so in­tent on wors­en­ing air pol­lu­tion, noise lev­els and re­duc­ing living con­di­tions here? Surely not vested in­ter­est?

Does he even live near the air­port? resur­fac­ing, The ar­eas cov­ered were: East­cote 4 roads; Ruis­lip five roads; North­wood three roads; Uxbridge five roads; Hayes five roads; West Dray­ton only one road.

We have been wait­ing for Clas­son Close, Thatcher Close and Swan Road to be resur­faced for the last two years. The qual­ity or the roads are de­te­ri­o­rat­ing day by day.

Be­ing a res­i­dent of West Dray­ton I feel that this area has been ne­glected com­pared to other ar­eas in the coun­cil.

West Dray­ton has lot of traf­fic be­ing in close prox­im­ity of mo­tor­way and train sta­tion, I would like to see more at­ten­tion given to this area by the lo­cal author­ity. would like to say a big “Thank you” for do­ing this job. Well done Sir!

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